Recent Toxin Reports

Nov 20th, 2009 Posted in Harvest, Laboratories, Wet Corn | Comments Off on Recent Toxin Reports

Use these links to access toxin reports from Dairyland Labs and Rock River Labs.

Dr. Hans Stein’s Swine Mycotoxin Values

Nov 20th, 2009 Posted in Extension, Harvest, Nov 18, Wet Corn | Comments Off on Dr. Hans Stein’s Swine Mycotoxin Values
Vomitoxin/DON < 1 ppm
T-2 toxin < 0.5 ppm (500 ppb)
Zearalenone < 0.5 ppm ( 500 ppb) young pigs and gestation sows; 4 to 10 ppm for finishing pigs
Aflatoxin < 20 ppb
Fumonisin < 10 ppm
Ochratoxin < 6 ppm

Wet Corn Strategies and Alternatives Webinar

Nov 5th, 2009 Posted in Dec 3, Extension, Harvest, Introduction, Nov 18, Wet Corn | Comments Off on Wet Corn Strategies and Alternatives Webinar

With late planting of corn, a cool summer, and a record wet fall; many crop and livestock producers are faced with questions and concerns with corn over 25 to 30 percent moisture, presence of yeast, molds, and mycotoxins; and alternatives to handle wet corn grain. These fast pace webinars will discuss several key concerns and questions outlined below.

  • Status of wet molds and mycotoxin formation
  • Update of mycotoxin levels measured in commercial labs
  • Storage alternatives including drying, high moisture corn, and use of propionic acid
  • Pricing wet corn
  • Feed value of immature corn for livestock
  • Mycotoxin binder choices
  • Your questions from participants

To register for each webinar, go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/169847248 to register for November 18 and https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/842673729 for December 3. No charge for either program is required with a similar program format and updates at each webinar. If a third webinar is needed based on field and harvest conditions, it will be schedule for mid-December. The webinar will be coordinated by Dr. Mike Hutjens, Extension Dairy Specialist, along with specialists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and industry representatives.